I have never heard anyone ask for some deeper reflection by a politician on the consequences of treating the lives of millions of people and families like so many political poker chips to bargain away at the election table.
Carly Fiorina used Tuesday’s debate to push her plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), claiming that “Obamacare isn’t helping anyone,” and that it “has to be repealed because it’s failing the very people it is intending to help.” There’s just one problem: Most of what Fiorina said on this front was completely wrong.
Republican candidates took on vaccines in Wednesday night’s debate. They failed to clarify falsehoods, spouted misinformation, and put their own political aspirations ahead of the needs of young people in this country.
News reports revealed this week that the leader of a white supremacist group cited by Dylann Roof, the gunmen who killed nine Black people at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, had donated tens of thousands of dollars to three Republican presidential candidates.
The war cry of the GOP (Grand Old Puritans) is that the HPV vaccine is a license for public fornication. This is how they rally their financial base. I get that, but the press doesn’t have to take the bait. It only becomes a story if the press makes it so.